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In the Dark
In the Dark

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Challenge: Still Life V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Location: Kentucky, my home
Date: May 22, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2009

My very first submission, so I hope I didn't violate any rules, just basic editing as I understood rules.
I look forward to your critiques and truthful insights!!
Thanks for taking a look!

Place: 161 out of 166
Avg (all users): 3.7979
Avg (commenters): 3.0000
Avg (participants): 3.2642
Avg (non-participants): 4.0074
Views since voting: 481
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 188
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2009 11:05:42 AM
Sorry - not much here
05/31/2009 04:14:38 PM
Just as your title suggests, this image is a little too dark. It looks like you shot in bright sunlight, so you could have opened the aperture or used a bit longer shutter speed to get some more light. A pass of Unsharp Mask would also help this photo look a bit more bold.
05/30/2009 10:16:56 PM
You must really believe in making taking a picture a real challenge. This is a tough shot, and - for me - your entered result has some issues. The major one is lack of focus (in two senses - the sharpness of the image, as well as a major focal point to draw the eye). The large dark area in the bottom half draws my attention - because of both its size and location, but there is literally nothing there to see. I do like the contrast of the red and black - on the emotive side, this has strong contrasting elements, where even the positive element (red) is not entirely so. This almost feels like "danger!" or "warning!".
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05/28/2009 02:53:10 PM
Seems to lack focus
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05/28/2009 01:38:40 PM
too out of focus
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